Aggression

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Aggression Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
  • deliberately unfriendly behavior
  • the act of initiating hostilities
  • a disposition to behave aggressively
  • a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a disposition to behave aggressively ,
  • a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack ,
  • violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked ,
  • the act of initiating hostilities ,
  • deliberately unfriendly behavior

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Aggression Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Aggression refers to behavior between members of the same species that is intended to cause humiliation, pain, or harm.

Ferguson and Beaver defined aggressive behavior as "Behavior which is intended to increase the social dominance of the organism relative to the dominance position of other organisms”

Aggression takes a variety of forms among humans and can be physical, mental, or verbal.

There are two types of aggression - hostile, affective aggression and instrumental, predatory, or goal-oriented aggression.



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* Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation. - Lyndon B. Johnson

* Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. the foundation of such a method is love. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

* My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today I knew it then as purpose. - Bette Davis


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